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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Yesterday's HBCU Pride Is Today's HBCU Irrelevance

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Waiting for HBCUs to "do right" or "do better" before giving our support only prolongs the 'do wrong' culture and resentment of the same.

What One Professor Said That Explains The 'Privilege' Problem In Higher Ed

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | College

Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum recently announced she would be stepping down from her position after more than 12 years of leading the...

Black Colleges Face Hard Choices On $25 Million Koch Donation

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United...

Dave Jamieson

United Negro College Fund Pilloried Over Koch Money | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the largest labor unions in the country is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund over the storied scholarship grou...

The Interesting Life of Southern's Siegfried Coleman

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Siegfried Coleman is a proud 2014 graduate of the Southern University Law Center. Like many HBCU students, he survived late nights and tough assignments while balancing a full-time job and life as a husband and father.

Koch Brothers' UNCF Gift Is Worst Symptom of HBCU Financial Crisis

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

One of the nation's richest and most influential companies with political leanings that weigh heavily against the mission and the culture of historically Black colleges and universities, is one of the largest benefactors to our most vulnerable institutions.

Forest Whitaker Hazing Film Could Bring HBCU Stereotype Threat to Theater Near You

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Some will say that Whitaker's take on HBCU hazing will come from a place of education; from a desire to see young African-American scholars do better in their efforts to build brotherhood and networking through pledging. But education and nurturing have nothing to do with it.

For Black America, the Only Jobs That Await Are Jobs HBCUs Help to Create

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

There is no hope for an institution that doesn't show faith in its own products, especially in an economic climate where very few beyond the campus gates value emerging Black professional talent.

Eric Holder Cues HBCU Advocates to Focus on "Subtle" Racism

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.20.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Education is the last and most precious commodity in the ongoing pursuit of social justice, and African-Americans should consider more seriously the notion of access to better facilities, racial diversity and larger classes being false signs of opportunity and equality.

On HBCUs, Republican Party Can't Serve Two Masters

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

It is beyond disingenuous for Priebus, Cain or others to court HBCU students for a party with members who systemically attack HBCUs through cutting state appropriations and dismantling HBCU appeal and effectiveness.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief Asks African-Americans To Become 'Climate Justice Advocates' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA -– Environmental Protection Agency leaders have something to tell African-American communities about the agency's work on climate change: We...

Departure of Maryland Higher Ed Secretary Blows State's Cover

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Did those appointments signal the end of an era of segregation and discrimination, or were they simply an omen of the massive resistance state officials and Chancellor Kirwan intend to mount against efforts to bring the Maryland higher education system into compliance with the law?

No Greater Waste of Money Than an HBCU

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Given their mission, there is a rough road ahead for HBCUs in trying to reconcile low graduation rates, high loan default percentages, and low entry-level salaries for those who graduate against the rising definitions of value in higher education.

Maryland Running Out of Bets to Place on Unlawful HBCU Neglect

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 05.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

In a few months, the two sides of Maryland's historic legal battle over race-based discrimination against its public historically black colleges and universities will reach a conclusion in mediation.

'My Brother's Keeper' Must Keep HBCUs in Mind

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

'My Brother's Keeper' is the ideal introduction between America and its ever-expanding race problem, and it strikes in the places most necessary to evoke generational change; the minds and hearts of boys and young men.

Jarrett L. Carter

University Brings Brain Food To The Masses With Renowned Lecture Series | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Dillard University will welcome renowned gospel artist Kirk Franklin to the campus on Feb 6., an appearance made possible by the university’s signat...

Jarrett L. Carter

These HBCUs Are Embracing This Innovative Community Model | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

A key element of urban sustainability is for a community to control its natural resources. A growing example of metropolitan communities taking owners...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Lead New Innovation In Urban Agriculture | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Officials at Virginia State University believe that a person with a little bit of land and a lot of work ethic can make a good living as an agricultur...

For HBCUs, the Proof Is in the Productivity

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

And as the nation scrambles to match the intellectual capacity of nations in the Middle and Far East for economic and national security interests, the tenor of the nation's conversation towards HBCUs has changed.

Jarrett L. Carter

University Tries New Method To Combat Crime On HBCU Campuses | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Black Voices

Leonard Hamm is looking forward to his teaching load this upcoming semester. A self-proclaimed “ordinary guy” who’s just looking to give Coppin ...

Jarrett L. Carter

Five Must-Visit Sites For HBCU Marching Band Fans | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

The blare of the brass and penetrating thump of bass drums signals the start of the show; halftime at a historically black college football game. For ...

Jarrett L. Carter

Is Recycling At HBCUs A Thing Of The Past? | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

In 2003, a comprehensive research study on African-American attitudes towards environmental issues was published. Dispelling Old Myths: African Americ...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Taking The Lead On Important Initiative | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Weather monitoring satellites, hurricane tracking, atmospheric assessment, climate advocacy. Many Americans would normally associate these terms with ...

University Forbids New President From Living With Potential Love Interests

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

With the limited number of black, female university presidents, we're usually quick to celebrate any woman and college that can add the rare feat to t...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Taking The Lead In Major Area Of Research | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Howard University Interim President Wayne A. I. Frederick wants his students following you around the grocery store. He envisions HU nutrition science...